March 3, 2021

Dead dogs, piglets dumped on Alabama road

Dead animals and all types of trash are being dumped on a Montgomery road that played a key role in the city’s civil rights history.

Cleanup crews found five dead dogs wrapped in sheets and plastic bags along Todd Road, The Montgomery Advertiser reported.

A resident recently reported that someone had dumped a dead pig and piglets at the site.

City sanitation workers have worked to remove the trash and dead animals. But it’s an ongoing problem because people continue to dump trash at the site, Montgomery Neighborhood Services Director Amanda Miller said.

The road’s history includes a 1983 confrontation between white police officers and a Black family that led to the creation of several local groups devoted to racial reconciliation, the newspaper reported.